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Hosta 'Empress Wu'

Hosta 'Empress Wu'
Availability Ships April to early November
Plant Size 3rd year plant shipped bare root

Hosta 'Empress Wu'

(Skaggs 2008)

Clump Size: (VL) 60 to 72" x 36 to 48"

Leaf Size: 28" x 25" -- Vein Pairs: 17 - 18

Description: Huge, deeply veined green leaves grow upright when young and will make a very large and very tall mound of foliage. (PP#20774)

Blooms: Pale lavender flowers bloom in early to mid summer on tall scapes.

Comments: Hosta 'Empress Wu' is reported to be a hybrid of Hosta 'Big John' that has a good growth rate for such a large hosta plant. The original clump in the hybridizers garden has been recorded as the TALLEST hosta on record and Hosta 'Empress Wu' will likely become the grandaddy of many future giant hosta hybrids. Please note, though, that Hosta 'Empress Wu' requires rich, moisture retentive, acidic soil for the best performance.

Light: Light sun to full shade. -- Soil: Rich, moist, well-drained.

Zones: 2 - 8

Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

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